Policies can be tied to Active Directory, eDirectory, or any LDAP enabled database to quickly and easily assign policies to users within the organization. Differentiated policies allow users to access the content they need online while remaining secure. Policies can be linked to Active Directory Organizational Units (OUs) or Security Groups to quickly map the existing organizational structure to secure Internet access policies.
SAML can be used to link policies to specific users or groups. The use of SAML eliminates the need to open firewalls to allow access to Active Directory server instances. The iboss Secure Cloud Gateway will automatically extract the information it needs from SAML to assign group policies to users wherever they roam.
When users are restricted access to online content, administrators have the option to allow users to perform self-service block page overrides. Users can use the speed bump feature to easily gain access to content or administrators can require the user enter credentials to gain access to restricted content. This reduces IT support calls and provides users warnings to restricted content without being overly prohibitive.